Carlos Gómez

#14, CF, Texas
Carlos Gómez
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    218
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    4 December, 1985
  • Birth Place:
    Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted Signed by the New York Mets
  • AVG
    .205
  • HR
    6
  • RBI
    32
  • R
    28


Player Notes
Carlos Gomez wasted little time Thursday endearing himself to Rangers fans, hitting a three-run home run in his first at-bat against the Indians.

Advice: Of course, he finished 1-for-4 with the homer and a strikeout, but it's the big fly that people will latch onto. Gomez was so bad with the Astros that they waived him after giving up an attractive package of prospects for him at last year's trade deadline, but the Rangers hope they can catch lightning in a bottle. If they can, Gomez could be in a really good spot with that lineup and ballpark. While those odds remain long, Thursday was a start.

Thu, 25 Aug Rotoworld
Rangers purchased the contract of OF Carlos Gomez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Advice: He will start in left field for Texas on Thursday night against the Indians. Gomez signed a minor league contract with the Rangers last week after getting released by the Astros and earned the quick promotion by hitting .308/.357/.538 over 14 plate appearances at Round Rock. We doubt he's suddenly going to find himself again in Arlington, but stranger things have happened. Gomez was a back-to-back National League All-Star in 2013-2014 with the Brewers.

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Thu, 25 Aug Rotoworld
Carlos Gomez is set to join the Rangers on Thursday.

Advice: No surprise here, as manager Jeff Banister said on Tuesday that this was a strong possibility. Gomez was signed to a minor league contract by the Rangers earlier this month after the Astros released him. The versatile-when-right outfielder has been playing at Triple-A Round Rock in preparation for his return to major league play. He's doubtful to carry significant fantasy value down the stretch after batting .210/.272/.322 over 323 plate appearances this year for Houston.

More: Jeff Wilson on Twitter

Wed, 24 Aug Rotoworld
Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Carlos Gomez could be called up on Thursday.

Advice: That's assuming everything goes well in his third game with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday night. Gomez went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI on Monday and is 4-for-9 so far at the Triple-A level. Texas signed the 30-year-old center fielder to a minor league contract last week after he was released by the Astros.

More: Jeff Wilson on Twitter

Tue, 23 Aug Rotoworld
Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI Monday with Triple-A Round Rock.

Advice: Gomez signed a minor league deal with the Rangers over the weekend and is now 4-for-9 with a triple and a double through his first two games in Triple-A. He's expected to play a handful more games in the minors before joining the major league roster. The plan calls for him to serve as the regular left fielder down the stretch. The 30-year-old was batting just .210/.272/.322 over 323 plate appearances prior to being released by the Astros this month.

More: Jeff Wilson on Twitter

Tue, 23 Aug Rotoworld
Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Sunday that Carlos Gomez will be the team's everyday left fielder when he's called up on Thursday.

Advice: The Rangers decided to take a shot on Gomez with Shin-Soo Choo (forearm) out for the season, and evidently the plan is to stick him in the lineup regularly. Gomez is currently at Triple-A Round Rock, where he'll get in a handful of at-bats before joining the big club. The veteran outfielder has batted only .210/.272/.322 over 323 plate appearances this season, making him hard to trust in fantasy leagues even though he's got an everyday job again.

More: Jeff Wilson on Twitter

Sun, 21 Aug Rotoworld
Rangers signed OF Carlos Gomez to a minor league contract.

Advice: Gomez will report to Triple-A Round Rock where he'll play a handful of games before joining the Rangers Thursday for the start of their 10-game homestand. When he arrives in the big leagues, Gomez will likely move into a right field platoon with Nomar Mazara. The Rangers needed an outfielder with Shin-Soo Choo (wrist, forearm) out for the season. Gomez also drew interest from the Marlins and Giants before joining Texas.

More: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Sat, 20 Aug Rotoworld
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports the Rangers are close to signing Carlos Gomez.

Advice: Gomez has also been linked to the Marlins and Giants in recent days, though it looks like he's on his way to Texas. With Shin-Soo Choo (wrist, forearm) out for the season, Gomez will likely form a platoon with Nomar Mazara in right field. Gomez was having a dreadful year before the Astros dumped him, hitting just .210 with five homers, 29 RBI and 13 steals in 85 appearances. Hopefully he'll benefit from a change of scenery.

More: Jon Heyman on Twitter

Sat, 20 Aug Rotoworld
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Marlins and Giants are "among the possible landing spots" for Carlos Gomez.

Advice: We've known about the Marlins' interest for a while now and they are certainly an obvious fit after Giancarlo Stanton's season-ending groin injury. It's the first time that the Giants have been mentioned as a possible fit for Gomez, but they might be looking to shake things up since they've played so poorly since the All-Star break. The Cardinals and Mets had previously been mentioned as having interest in Gomez, but it appears those two clubs have moved on.

More: Jon Heyman on Twitter

Fri, 19 Aug Rotoworld
The Astros have placed Carlos Gomez on release waivers.

Advice: They were apparently unable to work out a trade, and Gomez will officially become a free agent over the weekend. Houston remains on the hook for what remains of his $9 million salary, so whoever signs Gomez will only have to pay him a prorated portion of the veteran minimum. With the Cardinals' and Mets' interest in the outfielder apparently overblown, the Marlins look like a good bet to sign Gomez.

Fri, 19 Aug Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Monday, 29 August

Head-to-head vs. Seattle

Head-to-head vs. Seattle
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. CLE 40 122 12 22 2 0 3 17 7 40 4 1 .180 .237 .270 .507
Home (this year) 49 174 14 36 9 1 3 17 9 55 9 0 .207 .250 .322 .572
Day (this year) 27 89 9 14 4 0 3 9 8 35 3 0 .157 .242 .303 .546
Last game vs. CLE 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career vs. Danny Salazar 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 .333 .667 .333 1.000
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
28 Aug CLE T - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .265 .322 .588
27 Aug CLE W 7-0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .205 .265 .322 .588
26 Aug CLE L 1-12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .208 .268 .327 .595
25 Aug CLE W 9-0 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 .211 .272 .331 .603
Changed team from HOU to TEX
9 Aug @MIN W 7-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .210 .272 .322 .594
8 Aug @MIN L 1-3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .210 .272 .322 .594
7 Aug TEX L 3-5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .274 .325 .600
5 Aug TEX W 5-0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .212 .274 .325 .600
4 Aug TOR L 1-4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .215 .278 .330 .608
2 Aug TOR L 1-2 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .217 .280 .332 .612
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 NYM 58 125 14 29 3 0 2 12 8 27 12 3 .232 .288 .304 .592
2008 MIN 153 577 79 149 24 7 7 59 25 142 33 11 .258 .296 .360 .657
2009 MIN 137 315 51 72 15 5 3 28 22 72 14 7 .229 .287 .337 .623
2010 MIL 97 291 38 72 11 3 5 24 17 72 18 3 .247 .298 .357 .655
2011 MIL 94 231 37 52 11 3 8 24 15 64 16 2 .225 .276 .403 .679
2012 MIL 137 415 72 108 19 4 19 51 20 98 37 6 .260 .305 .463 .768
2013 MIL 147 536 80 152 27 10 24 73 37 146 40 7 .284 .338 .506 .843
2014 MIL 148 574 95 163 34 4 23 73 47 141 34 12 .284 .356 .477 .833
2015 MIL 74 286 42 75 20 1 8 43 23 70 7 6 .262 .328 .423 .751
2015 HOU 41 149 19 36 9 0 4 13 8 31 10 3 .242 .288 .383 .670
2016 HOU 85 295 27 62 16 1 5 29 21 100 13 2 .210 .272 .322 .594
2016 TEX 3 12 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 6 0 0 .083 .083 .333 .417
Totals 1174 3806 555 971 189 38 109 432 243 969 234 62 .255 .310 .411 .720
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2007 NYM 27 LF 20 179 46 49 2 1 1 .980
2007 NYM 22 RF 14 133 35 38 1 2 0 .947
2007 NYM 4 CF 0 12 4 4 0 0 0 1.000
2008 MIN 151 CF 143 1271 436 453 9 8 4 .982
2009 MIN 132 CF 86 848 297 301 3 1 0 .997
2010 MIL 75 CF 66 594 152 159 2 5 0 .969
2010 MIL 2 RF 1 11 3 3 0 0 0 1.000
2010 MIL 5 LF 0 12 2 2 0 0 0 1.000
2011 MIL 87 CF 59 569 183 188 5 0 1 1.000
2012 MIL 128 CF 98 911 255 269 9 5 4 .981
2013 MIL 145 CF 142 1242 391 408 12 5 2 .988
2014 MIL 145 CF 144 1269 355 367 7 5 2 .986
2015 MIL 72 CF 71 622 172 180 2 6 1 .967
2015 HOU 39 CF 38 337 97 101 3 1 2 .990
2015 MIL 1 2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2016 HOU 78 CF 77 677 157 165 7 1 1 .994
2016 TEX 3 LF 3 26 4 4 0 0 0 1.000
2016 TEX 1 CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Totals 1117 LF 962 8720 2589 2691 62 40 18 .985